What’s that smell? The Rock cooking up a presidential campaign—possibly.
The organization, dubbed Run the Rock 2020, was set up by a West Virginia man, Kenton Tilford, though it is not known what ties, if any, he has to the Baywatch star.
The 45-year-old has spoken previously about running for president. In an interview with GQ in May, he said, “I think that it's a real possibility.”
Johnson recalled to the magazine how his name began popping up in opinion pieces and social media as a potential commander-in-chief during the divisive 2016 election, which was ultimately won by Donald Trump.
“A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful,’” he said. “I didn't want to be flippant—‘We'll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Tonight Show later in May, the former WWE champion said he thinks he has a shot at running for office because “I’ve become a guy that a lot of people can relate to.”
He also already has a campaign slogan, which, it seems, is a verbal smackdown directed at Trump: “More poise, less noise.”
The Fast & Furious star went a step further while hosting the season finale of Saturday Night Live in May, announcing his candidacy for 2020 in a skit. Oh, and his running mate? Tom Hanks. Now that’s a ticket America can get behind.
Johnson and his manager Dany Garcia’s spokesperson did not immediately return Newsweek ’s request for comment on the campaign.